The company has managed to add 131,000 Infinity
customers in the last quarter with the total number now passing the
half a million mark (550,000) - this illustrates the fact that
there is an increasing demand for superfast speeds.
Similarly, the ISP's general retail broadband subscriber base
has increased by 136,000, which is slightly slower
than in the previous quarter, to reach 6.3m.
BT's Chief Executive, Ian Livingston, said in a
statement supporting the results:
"We have now passed 10m homes
and businesses with our fibre roll-out. This is many months ahead
of schedule and brings the benefits of super-fast broadband to
families and businesses in cities, towns and rural areas across the
"We remain the leading provider
of broadband in the UK and over half a million customers are
already taking our fibre-based BTInfinity product.
"At a time when many of our
corporate customers are facing their own challenges, our
investments internationally will help those seeking to expand in
faster growing economies and this is reflected in £2bn of new
orders won by BT Global Services this quarter."
Interestingly, BT Vision has also managed to
jump up by adding 28,000 new customers. This
further underlines how important superfast broadband is and how it
influences the take up of dependent services.